[Bell Historians] External tuning

George Dawson George at d...
Fri Apr 5 09:28:04 BST 2002

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One of the Meneely founders in America was tuning on the outside as a matte=
r of course, hence many of their bells have no moulding wires on the outsid=
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Subject: [Bell Historians] External tuning

E W Van Heuven wrote a paper on the tuning of bells (74-96 Acoustical Mea=
surements on Church Bells and Carillons, DeGebroeders van Cleef, The Hague,=
Netherlands, 1949 and reprinted in T D Rossing's Acoustics of Bells ISBN 0=
-442-27817-9. In his paper he graphs the results on the principal five part=
ials of internal and external tuning. Essentially the tuning results are di=
fferent for tuning on the outside when compared to the inside.
However the most obvious reason for not tuning the outside is cosmetice, =
i.e. the loss of inscriptions, moulding wires etc. However it is an option =
open to bell tuners!


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